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What you need to know about freelancing - Aug 3, 2015

 

Have you ever considered going freelance? Here's what you need to learn from the experts.


Want to be a 'raketeer'? Learn from these workshops - July 29, 2015

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MANILA – Do you want to start a freelancing career? The country's first freelancing school was recently launched to give future Filipino "raketeers" a chance to learn from the experts.


LOOK: RaketOne is the Philippines' first school for freelancers - July 27, 2015

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MANILA – Freelancing portal Raket.ph has launched a pioneering school to help interested Filipinos get a head start in freelancing. 


Raket.ph creates first freelancing school in Philippines - July 16, 2015

 

Tech freelancing platform Raket.ph Inc has launched the first freelancing school in the Philippines in partnership with The One School – a government accredited entrepreneurial college based in Makati City.


Head start: First local school for freelancers set to open in August - July 15, 2015

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The first ever local school for freelancers aims to further professionalize freelance work.


Free Healthcare Coverage for Raketeers in Partnership with Intellicare - June 19, 2015

 

Raket.ph, a company that offers a place for freelances and “racketeers” to offer their services, has now partnered with Intellicare to give its members free healthcare coverage. I have a lot of friends who are self-employed raketeers and this definitely helps.


Free Healthcare Coverage for Raketeers in Partnership with Intellicare - June 16, 2015

 

One of the biggest issues facing Raketeers all over the country right now is the lack of healthcare coverage for a lot of independent contractors like themselves. Due to the high cost of healthcare these days, a lot of Raketeers are often faced with the dilemma of how to fund the cost of their medical check-ups, tests, procedures and hospitalization as well as of their loved ones.


Free Healthcare Coverage for Raketeers in Partnership with Intellicare - June 12, 2015

 

One of the biggest issues facing Raketeers all over the country right now is the lack of healthcare coverage for a lot of independent contractors like themselves. Due to the high cost of healthcare these days, a lot of Raketeers are often faced with the dilemma of how to fund the cost of their medical check-ups, tests, procedures and hospitalization as well as of their loved ones.


Free Healthcare Coverage for Raketeers in Partnership with Intellicare - June 9, 2015

 

One of the biggest issues facing Raketeers all over the country right now is the lack of healthcare coverage for a lot of independent contractors like themselves. Due to the high cost of healthcare these days, a lot of Raketeers are often faced with the dilemma of how to fund the cost of their medical check-ups, tests, procedures and hospitalization as well as of their loved ones.


Raket.ph & Intellicare collaboration - June 8, 2015

 

A benefit package is one of the biggest things freelances lose when they transition for corporate to “raket”. If you, or your family, have been round hospitals, you know how much of a dent illness makes on the budget. Getting a plan on your own… let’s say it’s not that easy. Also, your family doctor may not be accredited by this-or-that card. One wonders…what to do, what to do?


Freelancing platform Raket.ph gains traction, seeks investment boost - Apr 10, 2015

 

Raket.ph, a freelancing platform founded last year in the Philippines, continues to gain significant business traction even as it prepares for monetary boost from investors. The company’s brand name “Raket” is a slang word for “sideline” in the Philippines. Its user base has grown over 10,000 within one year of operations.


Freelancing platforms bringing jobs to poor areas in the Philippines - Mar 19, 2015

 

Technology has changed the way we work, giving us so much flexibility and the option to work in the comfort of our own homes. But is it also fulfilling its promise of bringing more and better quality jobs to rural areas? 


Raket.ph introduces PH’s first healthcare benefits for freelancers - Mar 5, 2015

 

We’ve posted about Raket.ph here before. The company offers a place for freelances and “raketeers” to offer their services. Fast forward to today, they have close to 9,000 members. 


WANNA BE A RAKETEER? CHECK OUT RAKET.PH! - Feb 14, 2015

 

I’ve been a freelancer for two and a half years now. Deciding to leave my full time job to be a freelancer was the best decision I’ve ever made but also one of the scariest. It was scary because I knew nothing about being a freelancer. All I had were my skills, my laptop and an Internet connection.


Should you go freelance? - Feb 04, 2015

[ON THE MONEY] Freelance jobs are more and more becoming a trend as technology becomes faster and more compact. But is working on a per-project-basis going to be good for you? We talk to experts to find out the pros and cons of going freelance.


The Benefits of Raket.ph - Feb 04, 2015

Raket.ph has been fully operational since May 2014 and since then it has welcomed over 8,000 Raketeers. These Raketeers come from different parts of the country and are skilled across the board. So whatever service you may need, Raket.ph has already got you covered.


Raket.ph implements VMoney platform for payroll disbursement among its members - Feb 03, 2015

Raket.ph, a directory of freelancers and professionals in the Philippines, will be among the companies using VMoney’s platform as a payroll disbursement solution. To commence this month, Raket.ph members will soon experience a faster, safer, and easier compensation process.


[Executive Edge] 10 business leaders to watch out for in 2015 - Feb 02, 2015

These names redefine the business landscape and they will continue to do so in 2015 and in the coming years. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. Apple’s Tim Cook. SpaceX’s Elon Musk. What do they have in common? They are the faces of the companies they lead. They are the leaders of such pioneering companies. They spread their company’s vision beyond the boardroom. They lead changes that not only impact their own companies and industries, but the world as a whole. They dared to dream and led to achieve.


FBP 044: How to Earn from Your Rakets with Lyle Jover of Raket.ph - Jan 20, 2015

Although the term “racket” may have a negative connotation — according to TheFreeDictionary.com the term racket means “an illegal moneymaking activity, especially one controlled by organized crime” – the term has slowly transformed into a more positive word, implying a sideline or a side project.


Having a hard time landing freelance jobs? Here’s how you can crack it - Dec 1, 2014

The perks of freelancing are tempting: you set your hours, choose your projects, and work from home or anywhere you like. That’s why it comes as no surprise that waves of people are turning to freelancing sites such as Elance-oDesk, Freelancer.com, and Raket.ph for work.


MY TOP PICKS: 33 BEST WEBSITES TO MAKE MONEY ONLINE & WORK FROM HOME - Nov 20, 2014

If you have read my about page before, you would probably know how I quit my job at the young age of 21. I have previously done such a bold decision because I wanted to pursue other means of earning money that would allow me to work from home—or to work wherever and whenever I want—while doing ‘work’ that I actually love and enjoy.


What the Philippine online freelancing industry needs to further grow - Oct 16, 2014

 

Flexible schedule, working in comfy clothes, zero commute – these are some of the advantages that drove waves of people into the online freelancing industry in the Philippines over the years.


Showcasing Pinoy Freelancers’ Skills with Lyle Jover of Raket.ph - Oct 3, 2014

Raket.PH is perhaps the Philippines newest site for freelancers. Its model is different from oDesk and Elance, but it’s definitely a great way to showcase the skills and services offered by Pinoy freelancers. Since officially launching in May, Raket.PH now has more than 6,000 users. It has been featured on ANC Alerts and also on Rappler.com.


[Executive Edge] Ways that Filipinos can make money online - Sep 14, 2014

In a hearing last week of the Senate Committee on Trade, Commerce, and Entrepreneurship, Elance-oDesk country manager Ron Cirujano spoke about the robustness of the online freelancing industry in the Philippines.


 15 entrepreneurs share what they think will be the Philippines’ flagship startup - Sep 11, 2014

As much as we try to brand the startup ecosystem in the Philippines, it will be defined – for better and for worse – by the flagship startups that arise out of it. We need to look no further than Silicon Valley to see just how true this is. Though there are thousands of innovative startups there, only a handful – think Facebook, Apple, Google, and Amazon – consistently command the attention of the media and the public.


34 startups in Asia that caught our eye - Aug 10, 2014

Raket.ph is a platform that aims to showcase the work of freelancers so that they can get hired by Filipinos in need of on-demand work. In a little over three months, the platform has acquired over 5,000 users and are growing at a rate of 50 new users per day.


What’s the value of a domain name? Ask Philippine freelance portal Raket.ph - Aug 5, 2014 

Freelancer directory Raket.ph has one major unfair advantage: its domain name. Though it doesn’t have a perfect translation into English, the Tagalog word raket could be approximated as “sideline,” which is of course perfect for a site that aims to showcase the work of freelancers so that they can get hired by Filipinos in need of on-demand work.


WEBSITE PARA SA KAHIT ANONG TRABAHO, ALAMIN - July 12, 2014

AKSYON | Hanap mo ba'y trabaho pero 'di pangkaraniwan ang iyong skills? Sawa ka na ba sa job search websites na puro call center agents ang hanap? Gusto mo man ng full-time na trabaho, freelance jobs o kahit raket lang, makakahanap ka ng trabahong swak sayo sa patok na job search website na ito. Alamin mula sa ulat ni Laila Chikadora. 


A ‘raket’ for every Juan - June 21, 2014

“Uy, refer mo naman ako sa friend/ cousin / brother / tito/ tita/ insert someone closely related here,” is a sentence often heard once you leave the comforts of school and plunge into the world of earning your keep. It is not uncommon for the spirit of bayanihan to come alive when one needs a little lift or push during the job search.


Looking for freelancers? Try Raket.ph - May 26, 2014

Raket.ph. From the name of the alone, you’ll know right away what the site offers. For professionals and freelancers, this is a place to advertise their services and a place to find more gigs. For the rest of us, this is a place to find a photographer, a designer, a programmer, an accountant, a wedding planner, etc.


RAKET.PH: They Know The Guy - May 24, 2014

The saying “Jack of all trades and master of none” should be null and void. Living in the Philippines has implicitly taught its citizens how to live based on diskarte along side with life’s guiding principles, of course. My motto in life is that it's an asset know a little bit of everything and a lot about something.


Online Jobs for Freelancers – Raket.ph: The Right Guy, The Right Job - May 22, 2014

When in Manila, talents and distinct abilities never go sparse in the green field. Once there are opportunities, there will always be people taking them. The whole workfield is well pumped up and everything just continues to move dynamically without any stop. Especially in this time where online jobs, part-time jobs and freelance jobs are sprouting up everywhere, there is no reason for the whole work circus to take a full stop. 


Raket.Ph: One-stop shop for freelancers, professionals - May 16, 2014

Internet users here in the Philippines will come across a status update or a tweet that is on the lookout for short-term side jobs or 'raket'. Well, three entrepreneurs have made that easier with raket.ph, a one-stop shop that allows freelancers and professionals to promote themselves and to score projects. The site also allows them to post their portfolio and even connect with other freelancers.


Bringing your 'raket' into the digital age - May 10, 2014

 

MANILA, Philippines – For Filipinos, the term “raket” needs no explanation. It connotes a sideline job undertaken for extra income, which may include everything from selling goods (i.e. imported clothes) to services (i.e. web design).